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There has been much lamenting in the last year.  Lamenting for the victims of the Pulse Shootings.

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Lamenting for politics, politicians, election results, fake news, leaks and hacks.

(The Crying Liberty image is all over the internet and I am sorry to say I do not know who to credit for it.)

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There have been happy distractions such as collage paintings.img_9401sm2

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Hmm.  And some things I will not confess. img_8994sm2

I visited the West Coast.

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Where I got to spend time with this little guy.

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And I visited the Midwest.

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And I made one of my twice a year trips to Texas.  Hmm do you call Texas the South or the West?

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When I returned from Texas I hoped I was going to have a home to return to.

Thanks Hurricane Matthew for reminding me of the power of nature and for sparing my home and only temporarily wiping out beach access.img_9393sm2

And everyday the East Coast reminds me of the absolute beauty of nature.img_9227sm2img_9576sm2

Amen.

 

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Funny how sometimes a short drive away you find another world altogether.

 

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Even a cold day in Florida can be a beautiful experience.

 

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I would call this Wordless Wednesday, but I am a day late.

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Well, I am not trying to say it is almost winter here in Florida.  It still is very summer like.  If you need some proof, here are a few photos from a trip to the beach a few days ago.

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“Almost Winter” is the name of the wall quilt I completed today.  I have been working on how to incorporate photos into quilts.  These altered photos, taken in the mid-west last fall, feel like a late fall or early winter sunset. The photos (after being manipulated in photoshop) were printed directly onto a rayon/poly stabilizer pre-treated with various Ink Aid and Liquitex products to create a variety of effects such as heightened color, iridescence, and flakes. I used some Derwent Inktense pencils to have some of the colors run back and forth between the photos and the surrounding fabric.  I also had the stitching on the trees run off the photos onto nearby fabrics.

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What do you think?

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